Responsible Investor interviews Cherie Blair on role of investors in shaping better business practices

Author: Vibeka Mair, Responsible Investor, Published on:

"RI Interview: Cherie Blair on the role of investors in shaping better business practices", 1 Jun 2015

Cherie Blair CBE, QC, is one of the UK's top barristers and an international specialist in human rights law...Her involvement with institutional investors is not new: she was linked to a UK version of a US class action lawsuit for investors over the RBS accounting scandal...Her latest work with investors...is to examine how investors promoting better business practices could improve long-term returns...Blair...look[s] at the benefits of incorporating human rights and ESG criteria into the investment decision process, and the risks of not doing so. Founder and chair of legal firm Omnia Strategy, Blair advises business on how to integrate social, environmental and human rights issues into their core strategies...She talks to Responsible Investor on how investors have a key part to play in this, and why this will help businesses improve long term returns. [Refers to Norges Bank Investment Management, Posco, Prosegur and Royal Bank of Scotland]

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Related companies: Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) Posco Prosegur Royal Bank of Scotland